Retail/Trade sales

Last updated 18/06/2020 - 07:47

Sales in trade began to decrease

After four years of growth, sales in trade began to decrease in early 2020. In January–March, sales in the Helsinki region decreased by 0.2 per cent. In 2019, sales growth was already slower than in 2018, but the sales volumes in all quarters in 2019 were still slightly higher compared to the previous year. Expectations concerning sales growth in 2020 were already low before the coronavirus crisis. The impact of the crisis is expected to be evident in the second quarter.